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World Cup champions Argentina move up to second in FIFA rankings, Brazil stay top
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World Cup champions Argentina move up to second in FIFA rankings, Brazil stay top

France, who were vying to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to win successive World Cups, have moved up a place to third.

Argentina lauds World Cup-winning footballers in divided, crisis-driven country
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Argentina lauds World Cup-winning footballers in divided, crisis-driven country

Years of economic crisis weighs heavily on the daily lives of people in a country where some 40 percent live in poverty as inflation and depreciating currency have decimated people's savings

FIFA World Cup: Local fans prepare to welcome back triumphant Argentina in Buenos Aires
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FIFA World Cup: Local fans prepare to welcome back triumphant Argentina in Buenos Aires

"Crowned with glory," read a banner on a newspaper kiosk in Buenos Aires, while Clarin and La Prensa dailies both sent a huge "Thank you" to Lionel Messi and his team-mates for winning the country's third world title, and first in 36 years.

FIFA World Cup, Argentina’s road to title: Messi and Co’s superb turnaround after losing opener
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FIFA World Cup, Argentina’s road to title: Messi and Co’s superb turnaround after losing opener

Argentina defeated France 4-2 in the penalty shootout after the two sides finished level at 3-3 at the end of extra time, helping Lionel Messi end his long wait for a World Cup victory

FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi revels in 'crazy' success as Argentina reach final
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FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi revels in 'crazy' success as Argentina reach final

"I'm enjoying it with all these people (fans in Qatar) and all the Argentines that are in our country," Lionel Messi said.

FIFA World Cup: Lautaro Martinez struggles as high-flying Argentina thrive in Qatar
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FIFA World Cup: Lautaro Martinez struggles as high-flying Argentina thrive in Qatar

Lautaro Martinez was on the teamsheet for Argentina's first two FIFA World Cup group games in Qatar.

FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi goal keeps Argentina alive in tournament with 2-0 win over Mexico
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FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi goal keeps Argentina alive in tournament with 2-0 win over Mexico

Lionel Messi's goal meant he tied fellow Argentine icon, the late Diego Maradona, on eight goals and 21 appearances at the World Cup for Argentina.

FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi cautious over Argentina's title chances
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FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi cautious over Argentina's title chances

Argentina will play a final friendly on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi against the UAE as Lionel Messi focusses on his team finding rhythm ahead of the group opener against Saudi Arabia on 22 November.

FIFA World Cup: Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria find place in 26-man Argentina World Cup squad
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FIFA World Cup: Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria find place in 26-man Argentina World Cup squad

Captain Lionel Messi will lead the squad in Qatar at his fifth and probably last World Cup.

FIFA World Cup Group C preview: Lionel Messi to lock horns with Robert Lewandowski in swansong
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FIFA World Cup Group C preview: Lionel Messi to lock horns with Robert Lewandowski in swansong

Lionel Messi's Argentina enter the FIFA World Cup group stages on the back of on a 35-match unbeaten streak in the qualifying stages.

Euro winners Italy to face Copa America champions Argentina in June 2022, announce UEFA, CONMEBOL
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Euro winners Italy to face Copa America champions Argentina in June 2022, announce UEFA, CONMEBOL

The European and South American governing bodies released a joint statement saying the game was planned "during the international window in June 2022 at a venue to be confirmed."

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Argentina cruise past 10-man Venezuela, depleted Brazil stay perfect
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Argentina cruise past 10-man Venezuela, depleted Brazil stay perfect

Argentina travel to Brazil on Sunday in a repeat of July's Copa America final, which they won 1-0 to end a 28-year wait for a major trophy.

Argentine media reels at 'bombshell' Lionel Messi news, call it 'end of an era in history of football'
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Argentine media reels at 'bombshell' Lionel Messi news, call it 'end of an era in history of football'

Less than a month after the six-time Ballon d'Or winner inspired his country to end their 27-year wait for a major international title in a 1-0 Copa America final victory over arch rivals Brazil, Messi's homeland was left stupefied.

Copa America 2021: Argentina and Uruguay riddled with doubts ahead of clash
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Copa America 2021: Argentina and Uruguay riddled with doubts ahead of clash

The winner could ultimately go on to top the group and avoid an early knockout-stage meeting with defending champion Brazil, which is in Group B.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying: Lionel Messi scores but Chile hold Argentina to 1-1 draw
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying: Lionel Messi scores but Chile hold Argentina to 1-1 draw

The draw leaves Argentina a point behind Brazil, the only remaining side with a perfect qualifying record, who host Ecuador on Friday.

'Justice for Diego Maradona': Fans demonstrate demanding answers to footballer's death
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'Justice for Diego Maradona': Fans demonstrate demanding answers to footballer's death

Maradona, who was 60, died of a heart attack just weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot.

Diego Maradona's legend was shaped by his Hand of God goal against England in 1986
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Diego Maradona's legend was shaped by his Hand of God goal against England in 1986

Diego Maradona's most famous goals came within four minutes of each other on 22 June, 1986 in Mexico: one was voted Goal of the Century. The other one is even more famous.

Lionel Messi denied as Argentina held to 1-1 by Paraguay in World Cup qualifying
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Lionel Messi denied as Argentina held to 1-1 by Paraguay in World Cup qualifying

The draw at La Bombonera stadium puts Argentina on the top of the standings with seven points from three matches, but Brazil — on six — could move ahead with a home win over 9th-place Venezuela on Friday.

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona progressing well after brain surgery: Doctors
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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona progressing well after brain surgery: Doctors

Maradona, 60, underwent surgery last Tuesday to remove a clot lodged between his brain and skull.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Neymar hat-trick powers Brazil to victory over Peru; Argentina edge Bolivia
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Neymar hat-trick powers Brazil to victory over Peru; Argentina edge Bolivia

Peru twice took the lead through Andre Carrillo and a heavily deflected strike from Renato Tapia, but two controversial Neymar penalties, an injury time third and a close range strike from Richarlison maintained the Selecao's winning start to qualifying for Qatar 2022.